creating device node?

Derek Ragona derek at
Fri Apr 6 19:26:28 UTC 2007

At 01:15 PM 4/6/2007, Franz Wegwerf wrote:
>A program wants to have access to /dev/tap3 which doesn't exist on my machine.
>I'm a newbie to FreeBSD running FreeBSD 6 and trying wesside but got stuck 
>with this error message: "Can't open tap: ..."
>Any help apreciated!

In FreeBSD 5.X and beyond the /dev entries are created automatically on 
bootup.  If a device isn't being created check your dmesg that the device 
is found and properly identified.  Some devices may need a kernel change or 
kernel module loaded.


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